The Republic of Botswana shares a common border with South Africa. According to South African History Botswana remained undeveloped until the discovery of diamonds in the 1970s. As a result, the Batswana Society was economically dependent on the South African economy. Many Batswana people worked in South Africa as migrant laborers' and some were sent to South Africa to get education. As a result of this close connection, they were influenced by political developments there. In the early 1950s to mid 1960s, many South Africans fled to
Botswana seeking refuge from the government. Their presence in Botswana encouraged Tswana nationalism and the growing demand for independence. American culture in comparison to African culture is very different. The African culture is very diverse, each of the African countries have a mix of tribes, with various unique language. Women in the 1970’s era has dramatically changed their role. The reason they are changing their role is due to the Feminist movement. The Feminist movement began in the 1960’s but carried over to the 1970’s gaining a larger audience. Women were beginning to stand up for what they believe in. They wanted to change the “traditional” role of women and change the image of gender roles. A handful of powerful women were supporting this movement with all force and were attempting to gain women’s equality. Strikes and picketing were the most popular form of demonstrating what women want. Majority of the strikes were directly aimed towards sexist laws and social equality. The movement was getting broader which in turn was giving women more opportunities to equality.
- Fall '15
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